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Photomike

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Posted: 04/19/20 07:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I started out in a truck cap when I was younger. Was sure a lot better then a tent. Put plywood on the floor, covers on the windows and a sleeping bag.


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Posted: 04/19/20 07:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You would get more head room with a commercial topper. Go with barn doors so you don't have to mess with climbing over or dealing with a tailgate.

For the price of a used camper and if you don't need 4x4 you could look around for a used full size cargo van. Most have 55 inches or more of head room. Easier to get in and out of. More doors to enter/exit van or get to camping gear. Can leave boat trailer hitched up and still have a clear path to enter van from side door

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Posted: 04/19/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can make a cardboard box into a "camper" as well, but it all depends on the space and amenities you're shooting for.
Fwiw, I don't consider a topper an upgrade from a tent. Maybe an equal depending on the setup and a downgrade in some scenarios.

I still love tent camping. Proba ly have spent enough nights in a tent to cover a couple years straight up, but it sure is luxurious to have an actual camper with fridge, heater, stove, water, shower, etc.


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Posted: 04/20/20 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might want to wait and check these out. Manufactured by Eagle Cap/Adventurer. Scout camper. Two more new models coming.

https://www.truckcamperadventure.com/adv........rer-launches-scout-olympic-truck-camper/

https://www.scoutcampers.com/


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The Four Wheeler TCs are good. But they are expensive and almost never for sale used. The only reason I have never owned one.

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